CUNY Center for Higher Education Serves the Surrounding Community

FLUSHING, NY- A newly expanded service comes to the CUNY Center for Higher Education in Flushing. Information and guidance on the CUNY admissions process is now available in Chinese, Mandarin, Korean and Portuguese. Mei-Keun Cheung, a graduate of New York University, joins Young Sae Hong, a graduate of Queensborough Community College, in providing free advisement to area residents about the academic programs within CUNY’s undergraduate colleges, and the CUNY admissions and financial aid processes as well.

Located in the Prince Center, at 39-07 Prince Street, 2nd floor, Flushing, in the heart of America’s most culturally diverse county, the CUNY Center is a collaboration of CUNY’s Office of Admissions Services, Queensborough Community College, and Queens College. In addition to guidance on citizenship and immigration issues offered through the Immigration Center of Queensborough Community College, the Center also offers continuing education and English language courses and programs.

An OPEN HOUSE will be held at the CUNY Center on Saturday, May 13, 2006 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for prospective students. An additional admissions advisor, Juan Carlos Fajardo, will be available at this event to assist Spanish-speaking people who are interested in attending an English language program or a CUNY college in the fall. Mr. Fajardo works at Queensborough Community College in the Admissions Office and at the Immigration Center.

A mainstay of the Center is English language instruction. The Port-of-Entry program, now in its 26th year at Queensborough Community College, offers an intensive 180-hour per semester program for international students and immigrants planning to move on to future academic or professional pursuits. In addition to the regular day class, the POE program also offers elective ESL courses focusing on fluent speaking, better grammar writing skills and business English in the evening and on Saturday morning to suit the needs of those who have limited time to study English because of work or family.